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Grand cru classé

A good bottle of wine is always better when it’s shared with good friends. So we gathered together to celebrate the new years eve, to enjoy a “black & white”dinner and to kill a few bottles of interesting wines. Here now an extract with what we shortened the time to the turn of the year :
Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies): Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
2006 Meursault “Le Limozin” Michel Bouzereau & FilsFranceBurgundyChardonnay 0,75 l natural cork 13.00 vol.% dry white III .....

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CellarTales International Wineroundtable Edition No.8

by Oliver Bauer on 12 December 2011 · 0 comments

At the 1th of November we met at the well-known Restaurant Mandragora in Bucharest, to enjoy some older BDX’s together with some other wines. But the special thing concerning this evening hasn’t been just the wine, because finally we found inPaul Peter Kopij a Chef who showed himself ready to prepare us also a special dinner which accompanied and complemented this tasting in a perfect way. So I sent Paul a couple of days in front of the tasting the wine list for him to think about a matching food part. And this “crazy guy” did think and what came .....

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CellarTales International Wineroundtable Edition No. 6

July 4, 2011

Better late than never ! The “International WineRoundTable Edition No.7” is already in the planning stage and I haven’t closed so far the last one … Well, we have been extremely busy lately (that’s a good thing) and therefore I let slight a little bit CellarTales and a lot of interesting wines lined up (that’s a bad thing). But I will do my very best to compensate the lost time. So, what we have had for our “International WineRoundTable Edition No.6” ? A very colored tasting with ups and downs, surprises and disappointments and a lot of different .....

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1986 Chateau Chasse-Spleen vs. 1995 Chateau Lynch-Moussas Grand Cru Classé – BDX generations

July 2, 2011

Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies):   Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
1986 cru bourgeois exceptionnel Chateau Chasse-Spleen France Bordeaux (Moulis)Cabernet Sauvignon (73%), Merlot (20%), Petit Verdot (7%) 0,75 l natural cork 12.50 vol.% dry red IV

People who know me also know my fable for this particular winery. So far I didn’t experience a disappointment concerning this producer and its price-pleasure ratio has always been more then just OK Therefore it appears normal to me to “strike” immediately if .....

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CellarTales International Wineroundtable Edition No. 5

March 16, 2011

After a longer period of time we managed finally to meet again with some other wine lovers and to enjoy a couple of wines at the CellarTales International WineRoundTable Edition No. 5. The scoop of this evening was to try and to compare 3 different styles of Champagne, 3 Austrian Riesling wines from famous producers and to see, how BDX wines developed over 3 decades in taste and style. Last but not least we have had in the end a Sauternes wine from a smaller vintage but out of a bigger bottle ! So let’s see, what ran .....

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“Santa Claus” wine-tasting part I

December 9, 2010

6th of December – Santa Claus is coming to town, bringing apples, nuts, candies and other nice things to those kids, who have been “good as gold”. I remember very well how I always searched for my biggest boots to put them in front of my door but unfortunately being a grown up I don’t fit the frame anymore … As much more I have been really happy when one of our friends proposed to have a wine tasting together. Since longer time he told me that he would like to try some older BDX wines from his own .....

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1967 Chateau Giscours Grand cru classé vs. 1967 Chateau Pontet Canet Grand cru classé – “the essential question …”

November 26, 2010

Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies):  Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
1967 Grand cru classé Chateau Giscours France Margaux Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc 0,7 l natural cork 12 vol.% dry red V

Since longer time I eyed this ‘67er Giscours with its mid-shoulder filling level very suspiciously. Is it still drinkable or already gone ? In general a question should be allowed concerning this item. Is it really worth to keep such wines in your .....

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1982 Chateau Belgrave Grand cru classé – … something to “chew” …

November 19, 2010

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Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies):    Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
1982 Grand cru classé Château Belgrave France Haut-Médoc Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc 0,75 l natural cork 12 vol.% dry red IV

After all my ramblings about underestimated “side-years” it has been about time to try also a wine out of a celebrated one. So together with friends and after a very nice dinner (with other wines) we have had as a highpoint a BDX, ‘82, .....

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1983 Château La Lagune Grand cru classé – a true BDX wine aristocrat

November 6, 2010

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Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies):    Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
1983 Grand cru classé Château La Lagune France Haut-Médoc Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc 0,75 l natural cork 12 vol.% dry red IV

Those, who are reading this blog regularly may have already noticed may weakness for authentic, elegant wines – even if or precisely because they are out of an underrated year. As to me 1983 is such a year as well as 1981. .....

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1986 Chateau La Tour de By vs. 1986 Chateau Malartic-Lagravière vs. 1967 Chateau Desmirail – … 60-90-90 measures …

October 19, 2010

Recently I have been able again to acquire some bottles of older BDX wines. The dealer told me already in the beginning, that they have been kept in a very cold and humid cellar and therefore the labels suffered (see pictures) but in return the filling levels would be very good. And yes indeed. A wine out of the mid 80’s with a high-fill level is something beautiful but if even a ‘67 is showing no loss then we really can talk about very good storing conditions. So never mind moldy or tarnished labels. The only harm they are .....

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